Verizon, Qualcomm, and Ericsson Trial Latest Massive MIMO Advancements

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Verizon

Verizon, Ericsson and Qualcomm have completed the successful FDD Massive MIMO trial with a fully compatible customer device. This achievement builds on the momentum from the deployment of FDD (Frequency Division Duplexing) Massive MIMO (Multiple Input – Multiple Output) on Verizon’s wireless network in Irvine, California. 

BSNL Driving Digital India with Wi-Fi Strategy

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BSNL WiFi

India is known to have the second largest population in the world at 1.3 billion but it also has the second largest number of mobile subscriptions in the world.

3GPP Achieves 5G Phase 1 System Architecture Milestone

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5G Phase 1 is achieved

3GPP has completed 3GPP 5G architecture stage 2 level specifications. With this Release 15 milestone, 3GPP has provided the set of features and functionality needed for deploying a commercially operational 5G system. The delivered specifications are TS 23.501, TS 23.502 and TS 23.503.

One Third of Global Mobile Subscriptions are on LTE, to Overtake GSM Next Year

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Q32017 LTE Subscriptions

LTE subscriptions now make one-third of global mobile subscriptions.  A recent GSA report puts the total subscriptions to 2.54 billion, 32.4% of all mobile subscriptions globally. It took 3 years to reach the half-billion mark for LTE subscriptions but in last 3 years, LTE has shown tremendous growth with ~2B subscription additions.  

Huawei and NTT DOCOMO Complete 5G mmWave Long-Distance Mobility Trial over 39 GHz Band

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5G mmWave Long-Distance Mobility Tria

Huawei and NTT DOCOMO have completed a successful joint field trial for 5G mobile communications over a long distance with 39 GHz Millimeter Wave (mmWave) band in Yokohama, Japan.  Long-distance mobility transmission over 5G mmWave is one of the enabling technologies to realize 5G enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB) and ubiquitous connectivity of massive data rate

SK Telecom’s Fronthaul Technology for 5G Adopted as Korean National Standard

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SK Telecom

SK Telecom's newly developed fronthaul of 5G network technology was adopted as a Korean national standard by the Telecommunications Technology Association (TTA), the operator has announced today. 

Deutsche Telekom Picks Ericsson for Network Modernization

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Deutsche Telekom Picks Ericsson

Deutsche Telekom has selected Ericsson as a supplier for its current and future network in one out of two market areas of Deutsche Telekom in Germany. The operator is modernizing its mobile network with 5G-ready multi-standard solutions in Germany. The modernized network will bring improved network performance experience to subscribers.

Sunrise and Huawei Conduct 5G Tests in Switzerland

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Sunrise

Sunrise and Huawei demonstrated  5G performance with download data throughput of 3.28 Gbit/s in the 3.5 GHz (band 42) frequency band at the 5G lab at Sunrise headquarters in Zurich Oerlikon. The operator plans to use the same configuration from 2020.

Verizon Awards Commercial 5G Network Contract to Ericsson

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5G Contract to Ericsson

Verizon has selected Ericsson to provide networking equipment for their commercial 5G launch. Verizon will deploy the pre-standard 5G commercial radio network and the 5G Core network in select markets in second half of 2018.

Singtel, Ericsson Test Gigabit speeds with LAA

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SingTel

Singtel and Ericsson have achieved a peak speed of 1.1 Gbps in a joint trial of a new configuration of Licensed Assisted Access (LAA) technology. Conducted in a Singtel laboratory, the trial delivered speeds that breached the 1 Gbps barrier by combining several key LTE technologies including 256 QAM, 4x4 MIMO

T-Mobile and Ericsson Demonstrate 1.1 Gbps Speeds Using 12-Layer LAA

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T-Mobile LAA Demo

T-Mobile and Ericsson have achieved speeds of 1.1 Gbps using 12-layer Licensed Assisted Access (LAA) technology, companies announced today.

This LAA technology builds upon operator’s deployments of 4x4 MIMO and 256 QAM and will give its customers even greater access to near gigabit speeds in 2018, said Neville Ray, Chief Technology Officer for T-Mobile.

Huawei 3GPP 5G Pre-commercial System is awarded as one of World Leading Internet Scientific and Technological Achievement at the Fourth World Internet Conference

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Huawei 5G Award

[Wuzhen, China, December 3, 2017] Huawei 3GPP 5G Pre-commercial System was awarded as one of World Leading Internet Scientific and Technological Achievements at the fourth World Internet Conference opening on December 3, 2017. This honor recognized the system's excellent end-to-end capabilities and technical innovation.

Network Functions Virtualisation to Drive 5G New Radio Architecture

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5G NR

With 5G, network functions virtualisation is making in-roads in Radio Access Networks as well as the Core Network. Telecom operators will have newer flexible deployment options with virtualised RAN offering additional ways to increase network capacity, coverage and user experience while reducing time to market for new services.

SK Telecom Announces New Relay Technologies for 5G Networks Using the Ultra-high Frequency Bands

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SK Telecom 5G

SK Telecom has developed and applied new relay technologies for 5G networks using the ultra-high frequency bands to the trial network after its six-month-long collaboration with local partners, operator announced today. 

ZTE to Develop 5G Services in Partnership with China Mobile

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ZTE

ZTE has unveiled its 5G, Internet of Things (IoT), smart home, smart education, big video, and terminal services at China Mobile Global Partners Conference 2017. ZTE, in collaboration with China Mobile, focused on six major 5G services at this event